Ukulele song book index, and chord tracker
February 8, 2018 2:50 PM   Subscribe

Ukulele song book index, and chord tracker
I like to play the ukulele everyday. I know a bunch of chords but not all of them. I wanted to have a tool that searches song books based on which chords I already know, so I could discover new songs and navigate my books better. Click the chord diagrams you know, and it displays a directory of all the songs you can play with those chords.

The site keeps track of which chords you know and makes recommendations on which chords you should learn next to maximize the songs you could play. For example, if I learn Eb (0-3-3-1) I can play 21 new songs. In the same vein, you can see a list of songs you could play if you learned just one more chord.

You can also make a list of favorite songs and display it with the chords.

Right now, I only have two of the most popular song books (The Daily Ukulele books - 731 songs, 175 chords!) entered into the database. I’m planning to add more soon.

Accounts are optional. If you don’t create an account, your chord and song data is stored in your browser’s local storage.

Other than adding more books, I plan to add barre chord shapes, and transposition for baritone ukulele. Thanks for taking a look!
Role: developer, designer, data entry, ukulele player
posted by a complicated history (2 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

Oh hi! I think this is a lovely project! You know what feature I'd find super useful: the ability to check which songs I can play with transposed chords. So, say, if I know how to play G, C, and D, UkeAbility would also give me songs that are listed in the song books as C, F, and G, and then it tells me that I can also play that with the chords I know by just transposing it by a fifth (i.e. C->G, F->C, G->D).
posted by CompanionCube at 11:58 AM on February 18


Update: I've just added 480 play-along videos to the search index. You can now filter and search for video play-alongs.
posted by a complicated history at 7:05 AM on March 20


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